The Building Tradesman Newspaper

Snyder signs anti-worker reforms to unemployment, workers comp programs

LANSING – The end of the 2011 legislative session was as bad as the beginning, and the middle, for the state’s working class. ..



Another big check for asbestos research


NLRB cracks open door to more union organizing

WASHINGTON – The nation’s union movement achieved a rare victory on Dec. 21, when new rules were adopted by the National Labor Relations Board that will make it tougher for employers to stall union organizing drives. ..

Trades transform Cobo Center


Labor helps soften some of the sharpest workers’ comp changes


Labor gets ready to rumble over GOP’s anticipated right-to-work plans

LANSING – Organized labor has little to show for its battles with state Republican lawmakers in 2011, in the effort to stop the GOP’s steady stream of anti-worker legislation. The GOP, controlling all levers of power in the state capital, pretty much did what it wanted last year. ..